Martin Luther King Jr And Malcolm X Comparison

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Desiree Vallejo Dr. Bruce O. Solheim History: CRN 25068 3 February 2018 Comparison – Contrast Biography For my comparison essay I choose Martin Luther King, Jr and Malcolm X . Both were great American heroes for the black community; in fact, they were excellent civil right leaders for the U.S population. However, to this day they are still remembered for all of their achievements. Martin Luther King, Jr and Malcolm X had so many followers because they fought for equality for all in the United States. They followed their values of equality so much that they were willing to die for it. Hopefully, after this reading you’ will agree that these two really are true American heros! In 1948, Martin Luther King Jr earned a sociology degree from…show more content…
and both fought for equal rights for mostly blacks, however they also fought for other races. Malcolm and Mr. King also come from a similar background. They were both sons of pastors and grew up in fairly religious homes. Mr. King and Malcolm were also in prisoned for different reasons. Mr. King and Malcolm were both assassinated for being to influential much some may say that it was just a…show more content…
They believed in equal rights amongst all man, regardless of the skin color. They also showed that anyone can change the world. It doesn’t matter what race you are or what background you came from. Not only did Mr. King and Malcolm fight for equality but they also had very wise for their times. Many of the words they said are remembered by the U.S today. Mr. King once said, “Courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear,” I realize not only did he stand up for the people, but he stood up to his fears. day after day. He stood up to his fears when others were not ready to do the same. Mr. King encouraged others to live a fearless life through his speeches, sermons and his actions. Malcolm X once said that “Without education, you’re not going anywhere in this world.” This is very true its hard to live in this time with just a high school degree. It is incredible to believe that these quotes are so true to this day. We all need to go to school and get educated to learn how to deal with other people who are different from us. This is the only way to change the world with knowledge and patience. However, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done in the U.S. I believe that if Mr. King and Malcolm were here they would be proud that so much has changed and will continue to change for the
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